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After years of teaching workshops and masterclasses in the DC area, Matthew Corozine's Meisner-based training has found a home in the DC theatre community. 

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MCS is proud to announce our schedule of classes taught by Madeleine Regina and Tatyana Ridgeway. Trained by Matthew Corozine, Madeleine and Tatyana bring Matthew's unique Meisner-based training to the DC theatre community. rolling classes are available for folks of all experience levels to jump in. Your coach will gear your experience to your specific goals, whether you're a seasoned Meisner actor here for a tune-up or just learning this style for the first, this class is for you!


7:00 – 9:00pm 

with Madeleine Regina


Get ready for some Monday Night Meisner with Madeleine! Whether you are new to the Meisner style or you’ve been trained in it and are looking for a fresh perspective, this is the class for you. Rehearse monologues, dig into scene work and hone your ability to be in the moment every Monday! 

Location: The Actors Center


7:00 – 9:00pm 

with Tatyana Ridgeway


This Meisner class is designed to get you outta your head and into your acting. With multiple perspectives of the discipline, you’ll be able to see your acting in a new way and play with the Meisner style. 

Location: The Actors Center

$180 for 4 classes, $50 for a single drop-in class

Click the link below to pay for and schedule your session today!


Stay tuned for future dates!




MCS DC Admin & Coach

Madeleine Regina (She/Her) is a Director, Acting Coach, Movement Artist, and Performer in the DC area. With a focus on accessibility in the arts, much of her creative work centers around theatre as a form of social justice, including devised projects such as Body. for the Capital Fringe Festival- which focused on the stories we have been told about our physical selves- and WISE Up, a production for the company CASE which brings assistance to adopted children and their families. Madeleine is a co-producer of the podcast "Feminist Fairytales", an audio drama that reimagines fairytales through an interjectionally feminist lens, which was recently featured on the BBC podcast radio hour. Her upcoming projects include directing Motherhood and Other Fractured Fairytales with Theatre Prometheus, and coordinating accessibility for Monstress with Flying V.  Additionally, she is an Acting Coach in the Meisner technique with the New York based Matthew Corozine Studio, a Life Stories instructor and educator with Theatre Lab, and a director with ArtStream’s Inclusive Theatre Companies.



MCS DC Admin & Coach

Tatyana Ridgeway (she/her), a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is a creator, acting coach, actor, voice actor, and writer in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. She values creativity as a vehicle to establish freedom for herself and others by mixing her joy, art, service to others, and appreciation of unprecedented narratives in a big ol’ bowl. In physical spaces, Tatyana’s most recent work includes “#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence” (1st Stage), “The Day That Nothing Happened” (Encore Stage & Studio), “Prayers of a King” (Encore Stage & Studio), “Now to Ashes” (THEATRE51), and “Body.” (Capital Fringe Festival). Tatyana is a Meisner technique acting coach in the DC community with Matthew Corozine Studio. In digital spaces, she recently performed an original monologue titled “through my hair,” a story of hair, a story of breast cancer, on YouTube. In addition, Tatyana debuted as a featured voice actor on the popular audio drama podcast “Feminist Fairytales”. 


Matthew Corozine

MCS Founder & Coach

Matthew Corozine is celebrating over 20 Years of creating Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre Inc. (MCS). With a vision for an artistic community for artists to build their craft with honor and integrity, Matthew has become one of New York City’s leading Meisner based acting coaches. The space created by Corozine within his studio community, inspires and encourages students to get out of their way to build a meaningful life with art.

From acting careers on national television and Broadway to producing to writing original work for theatre and film to using their art as activism, Matthew’s students have taken the transformational MCS work to become leaders across all artistic platforms.

Matthew was officially nominated for a 2015 and 2018 EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE EDUCATION TONY AWARD®.  He has a BA in Theatre Arts (concentration in Acting and Directing) from SUNY at New Paltz, and continued his training in the Meisner Technique with the late great, Robert X. Modica at Carnegie Hall Studios in NYC. As an actor, he has appeared in commercials, NYC theatre productions, national tours, and independent films. His most recent credit is directing and acting in Messy Stars Productions' "Filling the Void".


In January 2022, Matthew became a published author with his book "If You Can Survive 7th Grade, You Can Be An Actor".

He is now one of New York City’s leading Meisner-based acting coaches, teaching and creating opportunities  for students to “get outta your head” in order to build a meaningful life with art.  Already with an established student base in NYC and Washington DC (in person) and internationally (via online coaching), MCS has expanded to Miami in September 2021 and currently has sold out classes there. Over the years, Matthew has coached actors and performers on Broadway, TV, Film, including  platinum-selling America’s Got Talent finalist, Jackie Evancho. Most recently, Matthew directed Nick Payne’s play “Constellations,” at MCS produced under the AEA mini contract. Also, Matthew directed the original show “Going Through Life With No Direction” at 54 Below (NYC), produced by Alicia Keys.

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